In our morning reading: exploring the works of Dubravka Ugresic, interviews with Idra Novey and Álvaro Enrigue, and more.
And here we go, deeper into fall. Daylight Savings Time looms this weekend, making for shorter days and longer nights; colder temperatures beckon. Does that make it the right time of the year to curl up with a book? Well, sure–but is there ever not a good time of year for that? Among the books we’re most excited about this month are bold riffs on detective fiction, genre-defying narratives, and works of fiction and nonfiction that put politics and culture into sharp relief. Here are some November books (plus a pair from the final days of October) that have caught our eye.
Afternoon Bites: Mitchell S. Jackson Nonfiction, Morgan Jerkins, Damien Jurado’s Latest, Cari Luna, and More
In our afternoon reading: new nonfiction by Mitchell S. Jackson and Morgan Jerkins, exploring the music of Iceage, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Idra Novey Nonfiction, Agnes Martin, Nona Hendryx on Art, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Verónica Gerber Bicecci and Michael A. Ferro, new writing by Idra Novey, and much more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on music by Laurie Anderson and Turnstile, a discussion of translation, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jac Jemc’s Latest, Teju Cole Interviewed, Garth Greenwell Fiction, Zaire 74, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Jac Jemc’s new novel, interviews with Teju Cole and Scott McClanahan, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “End Zone,” Alexander Chee, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Interviewed, Nick Cave, and More
In our morning reading: the case for adapting a Don DeLillo novel, interviews with Alexander Chee and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Valeria Luiselli, a review of Ali Smith’s new book, and more.